Kasumba eyes golden boot after SJAK award

first_imgKasumba found the net seven times in April to help Sofapaka move to second spot in the standings and increasing his tally in the golden boot chase.“My target this season is to score 20 goals and with two matches left, I hope I can attain that target because I want to win the golden boot,” Kasumba who has scored 17 times this season stated.“I knew you would come back and give me another award. I’m a believer so when I told you that I’ll win it again before the season ends it was out of my faith,” Kasumba chided the award organizers as he received his silverware at the club’s training base on Friday.Sofapaka strker Umaru Kasumba celebrates one of his two goals against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League fixture at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluKasumba began the month with a brace in the 2-0 win over Zoo FC in Kericho before scoring the all important-last minute winner against KCB in Machakos.He then found the back of the net in the one 1-1 draw against Kariobangi and the 1-0 win over Sony Sugar before ending the month with a brace in the 2-2 draw against Mathare United.To earn the award, Kasumba side stepped stiff competition from Kakamega Homeboyz skipper and golden boot race leader Allan Wanga, the third best scorer Enosh Ochieng of Ulinzi Stars and AFC Leopards’ midfielder Whyvonne Isuza.He narrowly beat Isuza to the crown managing to get 23 points against the AFC man’s 21 in the final tally conducted by the SJAK football commission with Wanga coming in third with 16 while Ochieng had 10.After the season, Kasumba is scheduled to travel to Germany for a series of trials with several clubs and he is optimistic he will land a deal with his contract at Sofapaka coming to a close.Sofapaka forward Umaru Kasumba with coach John Baraza after picking his SJAK/KPL player of the month award for April 2019. PHOTO/SJAK“I have faith that I will go there and work hard to earn a professional move abroad. But at the moment my concentration is on helping the team finish the season strongly and try to win the golden boot,” Kasumba told Capital Sport.“I have contacts from several clubs there and it gives me so much joy that my hard work is paying off,” he added.Meanwhile, Kasumba who arrived at Sofapaka mid through the 2017 season from SC Villa in his native Uganda says he is not dejected despite being overlooked in the Uganda Cranes squad for the African Cup of Nations.“I have done my part and it is upon selectors to see if I’m good enough for the national team or not. But I’m a patient man and if I’m not called then it means the time is not ripe for me. Meanwhile that will not derail my ambitions to reach the top. I just need to keep doing my best and everything will come like this award,” Kasumba said.0Shares0000(Visited 3 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Sofapaka forward Umaru Kasumba serenades his SJAK/KPL player of the month award for April 2019. PHOTO/SJAKNAIROBI, Kenya, May 24 – Sofapaka striker Umaru Kasumba now hopes he can crown his season by clinching the Kenyan Premier League golden boot after becoming only the second player to win the Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) player of the month gong when he was feted on Thursday for his April performance.The Ugandan won the award in February courtesy of his goal scoring antics for Batoto ba Mungu and he ensured he became only the second double winner in a season after Enock Agwanda when he continued with his goal scoring prowess in April.last_img read more

DONE DEAL! Swansea sign teenage striker

first_img New Swansea signing Botti Biabi Swansea have completed the signing of Falkirk striker Botti Biabi.The 19-year-old has agreed a three-year deal, joining the Jacks for an undisclosed fee, subject to international clearance.London-born Biabi will link up with the club’s under-21 squad.He has represented Scotland at under-19 level and helped Falkirk reach the Scottish Cup final last season, when he went on as a second-half substitute during a 2-1 defeat against Inverness.Biabi becomes the Swans’ third signing from Falkirk during the last 18 months, following Jay Fulton and Stephen Kingsley to the Liberty Stadium.“I am excited to join because this is a big club,” Biabi told the club’s official website.“Obviously, Stephen and Jay arrived here from Falkirk, so that will help me settle into the club.“I have spoken to them both, and they’ve made me feel very welcome.“I’ve seen Jay play in big games for the first team in the Premier League and cup, and I would like to follow in their footsteps.” 1last_img read more

Chelsea fan fury: ‘I am dumbfounded by the John Terry news. Simply a disgrace’

first_img1 Chelsea captain John Terry will leave in the summer John Terry has told reporters he will be leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.The former England international’s contract is set to expire in the summer, and, speaking to reporters after his side’s fourth-round FA Cup victory over MK Dons, he has confirmed his current deal will not be renewed.The news will come as a shock given Branislav Ivanovic, who was too set to become a free agent in June, has recently penned a one-year extension.So, how do the club’s fans feel at the prospect of the Stamford Bridge legend being shown the exit?Here’s what they’ve had to say in response to the shock news…last_img read more

San Gabriel man struck by SUV

first_imgA vehicle ran a red light and struck another vehicle about 9:30 p.m. on Foothill Boulevard at Second Avenue, Foley said, sending one of the drivers to the hospital with serious injuries. It was not known which of the drivers suffered the injuries, he said. A suspected drunk driver crashed his 2000 Lexus into a freeway support while driving on Baldwin Avenue at the Foothill (210) Freeway just before 4 a.m. Sunday, said Foley. The car’s 23-year-old driver, Kevin Crain of Monrovia, suffered minor injuries and was booked on suspicion of drunken driving, Foley said. The level of alcohol in his blood was about three times the legal limit, he said. At least three more crashes occurred in the city between Saturday and Sunday, said Foley, though they involved minor or no injuries. – Brian Day160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ARCADIA – A 38-year-old San Gabriel man remained hospitalized in critical condition Sunday after being struck by a sport utility vehicle while crossing the street, officials said. The crash was reported about 6 p.m. Saturday on Huntington Drive at Baldwin Avenue and was the most severe of a half-dozen crashes reported overnight in Arcadia, said police Lt. Paul Foley. The injured pedestrian, identified as Jose Ruiz, was crossing the eastbound lanes of Huntington Drive, east of Baldwin Avenue, when he was struck, police said. The driver of the SUV, a 41-year-old Arcadia man, was not injured in the crash, said police Lt. Robert Guthrie in a written release. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champInvestigators determined that the driver was not under the influence of alcohol or any other substance, Foley said. Speed was also ruled out as a factor, he added. The point where Ruiz crossed had no crosswalk and no traffic signals, Foley said. The cause of the crash remains under investigation by the police department’s Major Accident Investigation Team, Guthrie said, and anyone with information about the crash is asked to contact the police at (626) 574-5160. This crash was the most serious of six that occurred overnight in Arcadia, Foley said. last_img read more

Spurs snap Nets’ streak in 96-91 win

first_imgVince Carter, the league’s eighth-leading scorer with 25.5 points per game, scored 34 on 11-for-29 shooting. Jason Kidd had 15 points and six assists for the Nets, who played without the injured Richard Jefferson. Tony Parker scored 18 points, shooting 8 of 12, and Manu Ginobili had 16 points for San Antonio. The Spurs remained in control for most of the fourth quarter until Carter hit a 3-pointer with 43 seconds left to cut the lead to 87-80. Carter was fouled twice while attempting 3-pointers and made all six free throws. Scott Padgett made a 3 with 2.8 seconds to cut it to four. Carter scored 15 points in the fourth, but the Spurs’ free throw shooting down the stretch was too much. They made 20, a franchise-best for a quarter. Carter scored 14 in the first quarter while Parker and Ginobili combined for 17, giving the Spurs a 27-22 lead. The Spurs built a lead as high as 11 in the second, helped by 59 percent shooting, including two 3-pointers from Nick Van Exel. Celtics 98, at Hawks 94 Ricky Davis converted a three-point play with 1:40 left to give Boston its first lead since the opening quarter, and the Celtics held on to beat Atlanta. Paul Pierce scored 27 points and Davis added 21 to lead the Celtics, who denied Atlanta its first three-game winning streak since April 2004. Knicks 92, at Cavaliers 84 Jamal Crawford scored 26 points, 20 in the second half, and New York held Cleveland to 12 points in the fourth quarter as New York won its season-high fourth straight. Stephon Marbury added 22 points as the Knicks, suddenly playing their best ball of the season, also won their first road game since Dec. 6. At Bobcats 111, Rockets 106, 2OT Raymond Felton made a running jumper with 20 seconds to play in the second overtime, then hit a pair of free throws to seal Charlotte’s victory over Houston. The win was costly for the Bobcats, though. Emeka Okafor returned from an eight-game absence with a sprained ankle, only to re-injure himself late in the second overtime. He had to be helped from the court, his right shoe off, after crashing hard under the basket. At Grizzlies 99, Kings 85 Mike Miller had 21 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists, recording Memphis’ first triple-double since moving from Vancouver, and the Grizzlies beat Sacramento. Pistons 96, at Hornets 86 Richard Hamilton scored 30 points, including 20 in the second half, and Detroit rallied to beat New Orleans. Chauncey Billups added 18 points for the Pistons, who improved their NBA-best record to 27-5. At Bucks 95, Timberwolves 92 Michael Redd scored 22 points, and Milwaukee snapped a three-game losing streak by beating slumping Minnesota. At Nuggets 139, Suns 137, 3OT Carmelo Anthony scored 43 points, including the game-winner with 2.9 seconds left in the third overtime, sending Denver past Phoenix. After Anthony swished a short jumper, Eddie House was short on a long jumper after a timeout. Shawn Marion tried unsuccessfully to toss it back up as the buzzer sounded. Earl Boykins added a career-best 33 points for the Nuggets in their first triple-overtime game in a decade. It was the Suns’ second triple-overtime game this season alone: They lost at New York on Jan. 2. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img SAN ANTONIO – Tim Duncan scored 27 points, going 13 for 15 from the free throw line, and the San Antonio Spurs snapped the New Jersey Nets’ 10-game winning streak with a 96-91 victory Tuesday night. The Spurs withstood a late surge from the Nets and extended their home winning streak to 12. last_img read more

Not enough members on GWP panel

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals“Just before the budget goes into effect for the new fiscal year, I think it’s critical (the commission meet),” he said. The May 1 resignations of commissioners Albert Gosselin Jr. and Ruben Rubi came after the council in October removed Lenore Solis from the five-person commission after she led a community protest against a planned railroad crossing closure. The council had yet to find a replacement for Solis when Gosselin and Rubi quit. “We just were late on that, no real excuse,” Councilman Ara Najarian said. “But now we have two more to do … so now this has taken on a new urgency to fill the commission so they can start meeting.” The commission mainly acts as an advisory panel to the council, but its public meetings also give residents a chance to comment on how the utilities are operating. Changes in the way Glendale Water and Power runs itself are always brought before the City Council. On May 30, the council is expected to consider the proposed rate increase Gosselin and Rubi opposed. GLENDALE – The group entrusted to oversee the city’s Water and Power Department now has no power of its own. With the resignation of two of its members earlier this month, the Glendale Water and Power Commission has just two left, meaning it is legally barred from meeting because it can’t form a quorum. The commission will miss its monthly meeting in June and possibly its July session as the City Council scrambles to fill the vacancies. “The City Council might have to institute a draft to get any volunteers now,” said Gary Cornell, immediate past president of the Glendale Homeowners Coordinating Council. Still, Cornell plans to put in his name, and he would like the commission to meet soon. When he resigned from the commission, Rubi said Glendale’s electric rates were already higher than what neighboring cities charge. But City Manager Jim Starbird said the rate hike is needed to help pay for GWP infrastructure improvements to an agency that has experienced an inordinate number of power outages over the last year. More than $100 million in work is planned over the next five years. Plus, natural gas costs are up, he said. The two-year rate increase would hike customers’ bills twice – once on July 1 and again the following year. Residential customer bills would increase by about 14 percent, while commercial businesses would see a 20 percent jump. Now, a GWP residential customer who uses 500 kilowatt-hours of electricity in a month pays $66.34. alex.dobuzinskis@dailynews.com (818) 546-3304160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Arsenal complete incredible Premier League first in victory over Fulham

first_img shining 1 Man United transfer news live: Haaland ‘wants a change’, two players off in January huge blow The win puts them third in the table and above rivals Tottenham Hotspur too.Their late display will certainly make the elite sides sit up and take notice as new boss Unai Emery begins to get things right.And their superb late rally gave us a Premier League first too, which isn’t too shabby. Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Latest Premier League News no dice REAL DEAL Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won REVEALED England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT silverware center_img deals Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card tense 2 – Both Aaron Ramsey and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored and assisted for Arsenal against Fulham – this is the first time in Premier League history two substitutes have scored and assisted for a team in a single game. Impressive. pic.twitter.com/FmjKEOs1XE— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) October 7, 2018To make it even better the two players both scored and assisted each other. gameday cracker After a testing opening period, Arsenal hit their straps in the final 30 minutes of their 5-1 victory over Fulham.In the end they were rampant with Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang both scoring braces and Aaron Ramsey notching too. Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scored two goals as a substitute for Arsenal against Fulham. Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham starlast_img read more


first_imgA number of towns across the county could be about to introduce parking charges.Donegal County Council is proposing to introduce the pay for parking schemes as early as the beginning of the New Year in Falcarragh, Killybegs, Moville, Milford, Dungloe and Carndonagh.A further four towns that already charge for parking are to see charges increased including Ballyshannon, Donegal Town and Ballybofey/Stranorlar. The cost per hour is set to increase by 10 cent bringing parking up to 40 cent per hour in existing car parks and 60 cent per hour on the streets.Donegal County Councillors will have the final say on the council’s proposals PLANS FOR NEW PARKING CHARGES IN TOWNS ACROSS COUNTY was last modified: December 19th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dungloeFalcarraghKillybegsMilfordmovilleparking chargeslast_img read more

Kirinya vs Mbarara: Both sides seek to bounce back from respective defeat

first_img Tags: kirinya jssLivingstone MbabaziMbarara CityStarTimes Uganda Premier League Kirinya JSS lost 2-0 away to URA in their last game (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueKirinya-Jinja S.S Vs Mbarara CityAt Mighty Arena, Jinja Secondary School  Tuesday, 26-02-2019 @4:30pmJINJA – Kirinya JSS will host Mbarara City at the Mighty Arena in the StarTimes Uganda Premier League on Tuesday.The game will give both sides a chance to bounce back from Match-Day 20 defeats as they try to finish as high as possible on the table.Mbarara who lost their first home game of the season last week, falling 2-1 against Onduparaka, have been by far the most impressive side in the division this campaign.The Ankole Lions are currently seated 3rd on the standings, still with an outside chance of winning a first ever League title. Their 36 points accumulated so far means that they are 9 points behind leaders KCCA (45) with 10 games still left to be played.In the build up to Tuesday’s game, Mbarara head coach Livingstone Mbabazi had threatened to resign following a burst up with fans in the aftermath of their loss to Onduparaka. However, the parties look to have sorted their issues and the former Onduparaka tactician return to full duties on Sunday.For Kirinya, they lost 2-0 away to URA last week, a result that came after defeating Police on Match-Day 19.Currently seated 11th, the Students have seen their season make a dramatic turn around after starting on a bang. After a string of bad results, Kirinya parted ways with Charles Ayieko and replaced him with Abby Kikomeko but a single victory in 6 competitive fixtures doesn’t look good for him either.With Joel Madondo i9n their ranks, they have a player capable of seeing them past the finish line on Tuesday and he is one Mbarara will be looking to shut out if they are to walk away with something from Jinja. Madondo has scored 9 goals in the League this season.Match Facts:This will only be the fourth top flight meeting between these two sides.In the first three, Kirinya have won 2 and lost the other meaning that these sides are yet to share spoils.The reverse fixture last season ended in a 1-0 win for Kirinya JSS while their meeting in this campaign’s first round saw Mbarara win 3-0 at Kakyeka.Kirinya go into the game with only one win in their last 9 League games (D4 L1).However, att home, the Students have lost only one of their last 11 league games (W2 D8).For Mbarara, they come into the game having lost only one of their last 11 League games (W5 D5).On the road, they have been average, winning only two games this season (D4 L3).The other games on Tuesday:-Onduparaka vs Vipers SC @4pm-Ndejje University vs Express FC @4:30pm-Maroons FC vs Paidha Black Angels @4:30pm-KCCA FC vs URA FC @4:30pmComments last_img read more

Donegal’s 8000 farmers to benefit from €25m funding increase in Budget 2018

first_imgThe IFA and the Donegal branch of the group have had mixed reactions to the measures announced for the sector in Budget 2018.Donegal IFA County Chairman Michael Chance has said Budget 2018 announcements of increased funding of €25m for low-income farmers through the Areas of Natural Constraint (ANC) and a low-interest loan package for farmers provide some recognition of the income difficulties facing farming enterprises in 2017.“The increased funding of €25m announced for the ANC reverses some of the cuts imposed on the lowest income farmers in previous budgets. This must be the first step in the full restoration of ANC payments, which were cut by €50m in Budget 2009,” Chance said. Donegal’s 8000 farmers will be set to benefit from this increase which will hopefully offset some of the additional costs of feeding animals in these longer winters.However, the IFA President Joe Healy said the failure of the Government to increase the Earned Income Tax Credit to match the PAYE credit, as committed to in the Programme for Government, maintains the inequity in the income tax system between employees and the self-employed. Healy said this impacts disproportionately on lower income farmers.Healy said the €200 increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit does not go far enough:“The Government has chosen to continue the discrimination between employees and self-employed in the income tax system for yet another year. “It is simply not right that a farmer earning €16,500 will be paying €500 a year more in income tax than an employee next year. The Government has reneged on a clear commitment in the Programme for Government that the PAYE and Earned Income Tax Credits would reach parity, of €1,650, by 2018,” Healy said.Mr Chance said, “Access to finance at a competitive rate is hugely important for farmers in Donegal, particularly in the context of the pressures from Brexit. The Minister’s announcement of a low cost loan package builds upon the success of last year’s agri-cashflow fund.”IFA President Joe Healy echoed the same sentiments as the County Chairman saying that “It is important that this funding is available to farmers across all sectors for investment and working capital, and must include farmers in enterprises that are under particular pressure, including the tillage and mushroom sectors, due to poor price returns”,Additional capital funding of €20m for the TAMS programme is important to underpin on-farm investment and improve the competitiveness of farm enterprises in Donegal. “This is particularly important to farmers in Donegal as we need to continue to strive to modernise our farming systems and make life easier” said Michael Chance.Donegal’s 8000 farmers to benefit from €25m funding increase in Budget 2018 was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:budget 2018donegal ifaJoe Healymichael chancelast_img read more